SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

The SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) is a 2 - 2½ day short course that prepares college students for the challenges of an oil industry career. The program includes lectures and exercises directly related to geoscience/geophysical work performed in the oil industry. ExxonMobil provides course materials, team exercises and instructors. Travel grants will cover the expenses for travel, lodging, and registration to SEG's Annual Meeting.

Applications for the 2017 SEP Program can be found at The application deadline has been extended to 15 April 2017.

Applicant eligibility

  1. The applicant must be pursuing a master's degree or PhD in the geosciences. (Consideration will be given to highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree.)
  2. Applications are found at
  3. The applicant must be a student member of SEG
  4. The applicant must have above average grades
  5. The applicant must not have graduated by the time the SEP occurs. (i.e. must not have finished all coursework for his or her degree requirements, regardless of when the actual ceremony takes place)
  6. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SEP
  7. The applicant must be in compliance with the SEG Student and Early Career/OFAC and policies and procedures

Geographic eligibility

  1. SEG Annual Meeting
    All students, regardless of citizenship or location, will be eligible to apply to the SEP held in conjunction with the SEG Annual Meeting. The SEP will take place 22-24 September 2017 in Houston, TX USA. Applications are due by 15 April 2017.

How to apply

All applicants will be required to submit the following documentation at

  1. Recommendation letter in support of the applicant from a faculty advisor or an individual who is familiar with the applicant's academic achievement and potential.
  2. Academic transcripts from college level institution(s) for the last three years.
    Graduate students will need to provide their undergraduate transcript and undergraduate students may be required to submit high school transcripts.
  3. Four essay questions, 100-300 words each, explaining the applicant's motivation for pursuing the opportunity and their qualifications and preparation for the program.

Submitting plagiarized or falsified information at the time of admission is grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

Contact  for more information about applicant requirements and guidelines.

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